Online Learning - New Students

How to Enroll in an Online Course

Interested in taking an online course at Mission College? We offer a variety of online courses that you can take to complete a degree, certificate, or for transfer to Cal State or University of California. Getting started is simple if you complete the following steps. For information about online learning and the computer system requirements, please read the Student FAQs.

  1. Apply for admission to Mission College.
  2. Register for courses with MC Portal.
  3. Purchase your textbooks.
  4. Review the information available on the Canvas Training (Student)page, and the Student FAQs
  5. Contact your instructor as needed.


What is Canvas?

Canvas is a web-­based course management system adopted by Mission College for all courses. Canvas provides a safe, password protected, virtual environment for students and instructors. When you log into the system, you will see a listing of courses in which you are currently enrolled. Canvas includes all of the course materials and communications resources you will need to be successful in your online courses. Note that you will not have access to Canvas until the first day of the semester.